Elaborating on the concepts first introduced in Global Public Goods, this book addresses the long overdue issue of how to adjust the concept of public goods to today's economic and political realities. The production of global public goods requires the orchestration of initiatives by a large number of diverse actors across different levels and sectors. It may require the collaboration of governments, business and civil society, and in most cases it almost certainly calls for an effective linkage of the local, national, regional, and global levels. In light of today's new realities, this book examines a series of managerial and political challenges that
pertain to the design and implementation of production strategies and the monitoring and evaluation of global public goods provision.As participatory decision-making enhances the political support for - and thus the effectiveness of - certain policy decisions, this volume offers suggestions on a number of pragmatic policy reforms for bringing the global public more into public policy making on global issues. Nine case studies examine the importance of the global public good concept from the viewpoint of developing countries, exploring how and where the concerns of the poor and the rich overlap.Providing Global Public Goods offers important and timely suggestions on how to move in a more
feasible and systematic way towards a fairer process of globalization that works in the interests of all.
Readership: Public Economics, Introduction to Political Economy, Public Finance.
Edited by Inge Kaul, Director of the Office of Developmental Studies, The United Nations Development Programme, Pedro Conceicao, Katell Le Goulven, and Ronald U. Mendoza
"... stimulates the discussion on GPGs, a discussion that evolved as a result of globalised markets and may eventually result in a global theory of public finance." - Journal of Economics